THE FIRST BOOK OF
G E N E S I S
Genesis 4 ©
Cain and Abel are born, vs.1. Both offer, but Abel’s offering is acceptable to the LORD, 3. At which Cain vexes, and is reproved for it by God, 5. He slays his brother, 8. God calls him to account for it, and receives his sentence, 9. He wanders from God; he builds and gets children, 16. Lamech takes two wives, and gets children, 19. Speaks haughtily and presumptuously, 23. Seth and Enos are born, and the public worship of God is settled again, 25.
AND Adam 1knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare 2Cain, and said, I have gottena a 3man 4from the LORD.
And she again bare his brother Abel. And 5Abel was a 6keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
And 7in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an 8offering unto the LORD.
And Abel, he also brought of the firstlingsb of his flock and of 9the fat thereof. Andc the LORD 10had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
11But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain 12was very wroth, and 13his countenance fell.
And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
If thou doest well, shalt thou not be 14accepted? and if thou doest not well, 15sin 16lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be 17his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
And 18Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, andd slew him.
¶And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, 19I know not: 20Am I my brother's keeper?
And 21he said, What hast thou done? thee voice of thy brother’s 22blood 23crieth unto me from the ground.
And now art thou cursed 24from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;
When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth 25yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabondf26shalt thoug be in the earth.
And Cain said unto the LORD, 27My punishment is greater than I can bear.
Behold, 28thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the 29earth; and from thy face shall 30I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and ith shall come to pass, that 31every one that findeth me shall slay me.
And the LORD said unto him, 32Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him 33sevenfold. And the LORD set a 34mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
¶And Cain went out 35from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of 36Nod, on the east of Eden.
And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare 37Enoch: and 38he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech.
¶And 39Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.
And Adah bare Jabal: he was the 40father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have 41cattle.
And his brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the 42harp and organ.
And Zillah, she also bare Tubal-cain, an 43instructer of every artificeri in 44brass and iron: and the sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah.
And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: 45for I have slain a man to 46my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
If 47Cain shall be avenged sevenfold,j truly Lamech 48seventy and sevenfold.
¶And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and 49called his name 50Seth: For God, said she, hath appointed me another 51seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: 52then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.